Pakistan on Thursday successfully conducted the training launch of the ‘Ghaznavi’ — a surface-to-surface ballistic missile. The military’s media wing Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) revealed video footage of the launch.
“Pakistan today conducted a training launch of surface to surface ballistic missile Ghaznavi. The successful training launch was aimed at ensuring the operational readiness of Army Strategic Forces Command, besides re-validating technical parameters of the Weapon System,” ISPR said.
Pakistan today conducted a training launch of surface to surface ballistic #missile #Ghaznavi. The successful training launch was aimed at ensuring operational readiness of Army Strategic Forces Command, besides re-validating technical parameters of the weapon system. pic.twitter.com/6wMxvotmWt
— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) August 12, 2021
Lieutenant General Muhammad Ali, Commander Army Strategic Forces Command, and senior officers from the Strategic Plans Division attended the launch. Army Strategic Forces Command (ASFC) and scientists and engineers of the strategic organizations attended were present as well.
Gen Ali appreciated the excellent standard of training, handling of the weapon system, and execution of the launch mission in the field by troops.
President Alvi, PM Khan, congratulated all ranks of ASFC, scientists, and engineers on the successful launch of Ghaznavi.
As per the military’s media wing, missile Ghaznavi is capable of delivering multiple types of warheads up to a range of 290 kilometers. The missile also has a proper terminal guidance system.
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Earlier launches of ballistic missiles
Earlier this year in March, Pakistan conducted the successful flight test of the Shaheen-1A surface-to-surface ballistic missile. The missile had a range of 900 kilometers.
As per ISPR, the test flight aimed at re-validating the various design and technical parameters of the weapon system including an advanced navigation system.
Moreover, in February this year, ASFC conducted another successful launch of the Ghaznavi missile. ASFC launched the missile as part of its Annual Field Training Exercise.
Commander Army Strategic Forces Command appreciated the operational preparedness and display of excellent standards in handling and operating the weapon system. Furthermore, he expressed full satisfaction with the training standards of participating troops, attained throughout the training activity.
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